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By Shalom Lappin, Elabbas Benmamoun

This quantity comprises essays on ellipsis -- the omission of understood phrases from a sentence -- and the heavily similar phenomena of gapping. This quantity provides paintings by means of prime researchers on syntactic, semantic and computational features of ellipsis. The chapters collect numerous theoretical views and consider a variety of cross-linguistic phenomena concerning ellipsis in jap, Arabic, Hebrew, and in English. This quantity should be of curiosity to syntacticians, semanticists, computational linguists, and cognitive scientists.

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Computational Linguistics 16(1): 1-10. Sag, I. 1976. "Deletion and Logical Form". D. , MIT Press, Cambridge. Williams, E. 1977. " Linguistic Inquiry 8(1): 101-139. 1 Introduction A treatment of the interactions between ellipsis, quantifiers, and anaphora is presented in Crouch (1995), which gives comparable coverage to the higher-order unification account of Dalrymple et al. (1991) but without the burden of (i) ordersensitive interleaving of scope and ellipsis resolution or (ii) the same degree of potentially undecidable higher-order unification.

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Every x want(boss (betsy), ^read(betsy, x))} want(father(betsy), ^read(betsy, x)) In the elliptical version of the sentence (43b), the meaning of 'her to read everything ... ' is (46a). Without discharging the assumption, this leads to unresolved sentence meaning (46b), ellipsis equation (46c) with solution (46d), and full sentence interpretation (46e). Discharging the assumption then yields reading (44a). (46) a. (every x (vP)(boss(betsy))) read(betsy,x) b. (every x ( P)(boss(betsy))) want(father(betsy),^read(betsy,x)) c.

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